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|Centuries:||14th century - 15th century - 16th century|
|Decades:|| 1460s 1470s 1480s - 1490s - 1500s 1510s 1520s
|Years:||1488 1489 1490 - 1491 - 1492 1493 1494|
|1491 in topic:|
|Subjects: Archaeology – Architecture –|
|Art – Literature – Music – Science|
|Leaders: State leaders – Colonial governors|
|Category: Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Births – Deaths – Works|
Events of 1491 Edit
- February 20 — The "Comet of 1491" comes 873,784 miles away from earth, the closest ever recorded.
- May 3 — Kongo monarch Nkuwu Nzinga is baptised by Portuguese missionaries, adopting the baptismal name of João I.
- November 16 — An auto de fe, held in Brasero de la Dehesa outside of Ávila, concludes the case of the Holy Child of La Guardia with the execution of several Jewish and converso suspects.
- November 25 — The siege of Granada, last stronghold of the Moors in Spain, begins.
- December 6 — King Charles VIII of France marries Anne of Brittany forcing her to break her marriage with Maximilian I, thus incorporating Brittany into the kingdom of France.
- A major fire breaks out in Dresden.
- In the Russian territory of Komi (now the Komi Republic), annexed by Russia in 1478, copper and silver ores are discovered, and the territory gains importance as a mining and metallurgical center.
|Gregorian calendar|| 1491 |
|Ab urbe condita||2244|
|Armenian calendar|| 940 |
|Bahá'í calendar||-353 – -352|
|Coptic calendar||1207 – 1208|
|Ethiopian calendar||1483 – 1484|
|Hebrew calendar||5251 – 5252|
|- Vikram Samvat||1546 – 1547|
|- Shaka Samvat||1413 – 1414|
|- Kali Yuga||4592 – 4593|
|Iranian calendar||869 – 870|
|Islamic calendar||896 – 897|
|Japanese calendar|| Entoku
|- Imperial Year|| Kōki 2151|
|Thai solar calendar||2034|
- June 28 — King Henry VIII of England (died 1547)
- November 11 — Martin Bucer, German Protestant reformer (died 1551)
- October 26 — Zhengde Emperor of China (died 1536)
- November 8 — Teofilo Folengo, Italian poet (d. 1544)
- December 24 — Ignatius of Loyola, Spanish founder of the Society of Jesus (died 1556)
- December 26 — Friedrich Myconius, German Lutheran theologian (died 1546)
- December 31 — Jacques Cartier, French explorer (died 1557)
- date unknown
- March 6 — Richard Woodville
- July 13 — Afonso (born 1475)
- October 5 — Jean Balue, French cardinal and statesman (born c1421)
- October 12 — Fritz Herlen, German artist (born 1449)
- December 28 — Bertoldo di Giovanni, sculptor (born c 1435)
- date unknown
- John de la Pole (born 1442)
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People of the year 1491 at Familypedia
13 people were born in 1491
8 children were born to the 5 women born in 1491
6 people died in 1491
771 people lived in 1491
Events of the year 1491 at FamilypediaEdit
6 people were married in 1491.
There were 0 military battles in 1491.